World-renowned luxury jeweller Mouawad unveiled The Miss Universe Power of Unity Crown, crafted by Mouawad, at an exclusive press event at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis today ahead of its grand debut at the 2019 MISS UNIVERSE® competition on December 8, at 7 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on FOX and Telemundo. The crown is valued at approximately $5 million USD.
Taking its inspiration from the universal themes of nature, strength, beauty, femininity and community, the crown was created with 18-karat gold and handset with more than 1,770 white diamonds and three golden canary diamonds. These hundreds of diamonds are set in intricate motifs of petals, leaves and vines, representing the communities of women from around the world whose bonds unite them and remind us we are stronger together than apart. The crown’s centrepiece, a shield-cut golden canary diamond weighing a magnificent 62.83 carat, and its harmony with the diamonds surrounding it, symbolizes the golden age of women, where they are celebrated for being strong, complex, diverse and unapologetically ambitious.
The stunning centrepiece diamond and the other two golden canary pears either side were cut by Mouawad from the same rough, sourced from Botswana.
The partnership between Mouawad and The Miss Universe Organization will see winners of its three prestigious pageants, MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® honored with crowns crafted by Mouawad. The Miss Universe 2019, Miss USA 2020 and Miss Teen USA 2020 titleholders and their successors will also receive a keepsake tiara to own as a treasured memory of their time as reigning queens.